6C.17

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6C.17

Postby nshahwan 1L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:17 pm

6C.17 Which is the stronger base, the hypobromite ion, BrO−, or morphine, C 17 H 19 O 3 N ? Justify your answer.
The book's justification is because of pKb, but how would we know that? Are we supposed to be able to calculate it?

Connor Ho 1B
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Re: 6C.17

Postby Connor Ho 1B » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:25 pm

I believe its because we should know that strong acids completely dissolve in water, while weak acids don't.

BrO3- is the conjugate base of a weak acid, so it is a strong base.

Morphine in relativity is a weak base because of the lone pair on Nitrogen, which has weak basic character.
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Re: 6C.17

Postby Sidharth D 1E » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:38 pm

The questions before that (6C.16) gives you more information regarding the the comparison, so I think that is what you use to help you figure out the question.


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